In new year, cities welcome new leaders

A dozen officials will take their seats across the Treasure Valley, with big changes in Meridian and Nampa.

cmsewell@idahostatesman.comDecember 27, 2013 

Newly elected politicians will be sworn in during each city’s first council meeting of the year.

Meridian and Nampa both have three new council members, and Nampa has a new mayor, Bob Henry.

Three cities — Boise, Caldwell and Middleton — retained all of their incumbents.

MERIDIAN

The three new council members are Joe Borton, Luke Cavener and Genesis Milam. Councilman Keith Bird was re-elected.

- Swearing in: 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7.

NAMPA

Bob Henry defeated Tom Dale in the mayor’s race.

The three new council members are Paul Raymond, Randy Haverfield and Bruce Skaug. Councilwoman Pam White was re-elected.

- 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.

BOISE

Council members Ben Quintana, TJ Thomson and Maryanne Jordan were all re-elected.

- 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.

EAGLE

There are two new council members: Jeff Kunz and Stan Ridgeway. They replace John Grasser and Jason Pierce, who did not seek re-election.

- 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14.

GARDEN CITY

Elfreda Higgins replaces Kathleen A. Simko on the council. Mayor John Evans and Councilman Jeff Souza were re-elected.

- 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.

KUNA

Pat Jones replaces Doug Hoiland, who did not seek re-election to the council. Richard Cardoza was re-elected.

- 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7.

STAR

Richard A. Lockett defeated Gary Smith for a spot on the council. Councilwoman Tammy McDaniel was re-elected.

- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.

CALDWELL

Mayor Garret Nancolas and Councilmen Terrence Biggers, Dennis Callsen, Rob Hopper and Mike Pollard were re-elected.

- 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6.

MIDDLETON

Councilmen Rob Kiser and Lenny Riccio were re-elected.

- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Cynthia Sewell: 377-6428, Twitter: @CynthiaSewell

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